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Name: Lauren Noth
School: Tomah High School
Grad Year: 2023
Volleyball Honors: Four-year varsity performer for the Timberwolves... first-team All-Mississippi Valley as a junior and senior... MVC Offensive Player of the Year as a junior... team captain... named Leader of the Pack as a junior and senior... coached by Bobbi Ulrich... finished her career with around 1,100 kills... the 5-11 outside hitter is committed to play for coach Dipen Patel at NCAA Division III UW-River Falls...
Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity player for the Timberwolves... named second-team all-conference as a junior... named Leader of the Pack as a junior... averaged 10.8 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game as a junior... team captain as a senior... coached by Mark Von Haden...
Softball Honors: Enters her senior year as a two-year varsity performer... freshman year was canceled due to COVID-19... honorable mention All-MVC as a sophomore... first-team All-MVC and conference player of the year as a junior... first-team WFSCA All-Region and honorable mention WFSCA All-State after batting .500 and carrying a .883 fielding percentage as a junior... coached by Daniel Wall...
Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is volleyball because I love the competitive nature of it and it just makes me happy."
Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is the team and family that is built. Most of my closest friends are people I play sports with. We spend so much time together that we can build that connection. Some of my favorite memories are times spent with my teammates."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: “You don’t always have to be the most vocal leader. Leading by example is just as important and your actions can make a big impact. It’s what you do that matters.” - Randy Neumann (Assistant Basketball Coach)
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "I have a lot of memorable moments in high school sports, but one that sticks out for me would be my junior year when we played Sun Prairie in a softball tournament. Sun Prairie has always had a really good softball program, so a lot of us were nervous going into playing them. We played them really well and there were a lot of great plays made. The game was tied and it was so exciting, but they ended up scoring in the last inning and won. This specific game is really memorable to me because I felt like we really came together as a team and it showed us that we were capable of anything."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports is the way each of them can build off of each other. They each use different body movements and skills which can make you a more well-rounded athlete. Playing three sports also adds diversity which allows you to never be bored."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is balancing everything. It can be a lot between school, sports, and still making time for yourself. Playing sports year-round can also be physically demanding and making sure to take care of your body is important."
Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is Sparta because the rivalry is there and you can always rely on the game and atmosphere to be competitive and fun."
Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Professional Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Cumulative GPA: 4.0
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "Ellie Kline from Holmen who is a year older than me and now plays volleyball at Minnesota State University-Mankato. I played against her in all three sports and she’s just a crazy good athlete. She was especially tough to play in volleyball because she is a libero and I am an outside hitter. She read the ball so well and was digging balls all over the court. Something else so noticeable about Ellie was her positivity and passion for the game. She was definitely one of the toughest players I’ve competed against but her attitude is what makes her truly great and it is something that I have always admired."
Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "Alyssa Whaley is someone I have looked up to throughout high school sports. She was a junior when I was a freshman and she took me under her wing and was very welcoming. She was a natural leader and her energy and competitiveness always made for a fun environment. She now competes with the University of St. Thomas track and field team."
College Plans: "I plan to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to continue my academic and volleyball career. I am currently undecided but am interested in studying animal science/pre-vet or sports medicine."
Activities Outside of Sports: "I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy being outdoors."
I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to watch a movie or show on the couch on a rainy or snowy day. I cover up in a warm blanket, watch my show, and most likely end up falling asleep."
Favorite TV Show: My favorite TV show is Stranger Things."
Favorite Movie: "My favorite movies are The Hunger Games Film Series."
Favorite Musical Artist: "I like listening to a lot of singers but my favorites would have to be Rihanna and Carrie Underwood."
Favorite Subject: "My favorite subject is AP Biology."
Favorite Restaurant: "I love Texas Roadhouse because they have good food, especially their rolls with cinnamon butter."
Favorite Website: Hudl or Youtube
Other Family Members: "My family consists of my dad Brian, my mom Kelly, and my younger sister Lily. And my two dogs and cat."